Pottermore Project Unvieled!

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By Anthrax - 6/22/2011
Acording to yahoo!Pottermore Pottermore project. And while details won't be officially unveiled until Thursday, all signs are pointing to it being an online game revolving around the Harry Potter universe.

A leaked memo has revealed Pottermore to be a persistent world that blends World of Warcraft with real world treasure hunts. Users will dig up clues, which will let them find prizes in the real world.
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For the past few weeks, the Web has been buzzing about J. K. Rowling's mysterious Pottermore project. And while details won't be officially unveiled until Thursday, all signs are pointing to it being an online game revolving around the Harry Potter universe.

A leaked memo has revealed Pottermore to be a persistent world that blends World of Warcraft with real world treasure hunts. Users will dig up clues, which will let them find prizes in the real world.

The memo says Thursday's announcement, which will come via YouTube, will discuss the project's partners and focus on what people can find - particularly quills and wands hidden around the U.S. and U.K.

As often happens with leaks of major projects, it's unclear if the game is the full extent of Pottermore - or simply a tie-in promotion for a larger project. Rowling has made it clear, though, that whatever Pottermore may be, it is NOT a new Harry Potter book.

Potter fansite The Leaky Cauldron is one of the few places that apparently has seen the project. Not surprisingly, they've taken an unbreakable vow of silence about the specifics, but have previously described it as "one of the most amazing, engaging and breathtaking additions to this fandom imaginable".

(Keep in mind, that's a fan site - so the Hogwarts Hype Express runs pretty fast there.)

As for the rest of us Muggles, we'll learn tomorrow how accurate these reports are - and exactly what Rowling has in store for us.

There's good reason for the excitement. The Harry Potter books have sold about 450 million copies worldwide, given birth to a massive film franchise, several video game tie-ins and a theme park. Forbes ranks Rowling as one of the richest women in Britain, with an estimated wealth of $1 billion.
Source: yahoo.com
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TheDARKestKNIGHT - 6/22/2011, 5:59 PM
That's it? Kind of a disappointment for me (been reading since the first book came out when I was in the 4th grade) who was hoping we'd be getting more books based on Harry's tenure as an adult wizard Auror. That'd be great as the Auror's are the wizarding worlds police/detective/crime fighters.

There are so many cool stories and adventures that could come from something like that.
Anthrax - 6/22/2011, 6:06 PM
yeah expecting like a spin off or something but then again they'll MILK IT one of these days
gamecreatorjj - 6/22/2011, 6:15 PM
yah this is still only a rumor
RockNRollCC - 6/22/2011, 6:34 PM
Atleast it isn't continuing the franchise. The Series is done.

Calm down, 'MILK IT' chanters (@demonhunter.) LOTR has done the same thing with their games.
WesleyGibson - 6/22/2011, 6:58 PM
Appearently demonhunter is good at typing "MILK IT."

So when we need chanting, we know who to go to.
patriautism - 6/22/2011, 10:22 PM
I personally have been looking forward to a potter MMO since I first started reading the books in 04.. I mean it is perfect for an mmo.
njferns - 6/23/2011, 1:24 AM
@demonhunter15 I actually agree with you! The fact that they made the last book in 2 parts is just another case of....MILK IT! lol

@TheWorldisYours Correction: demonhunter15 is good at copy-pasting MILK IT! LOL!
AC1 - 6/23/2011, 4:46 AM
MILK IT! And yeah, JK made the announcement earlier, and I just posted it to the site. MILK IT seems appropriate.

@njferns I'm glad they split the last film into 2 parts, it means we don't have to watch a film with a lot of important stuff cut out, like all the other films turned out.

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